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Law School Scholarship Awards
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BENJAMIN ASBELL MEMORIAL AWARDS
Two awards of $1,000 each. One of the awards is restricted to a day or evening student at the
Rutgers-Camden School of Law who is a resident of South Jersey and is not a first year student.
Applicants must also demonstrate genuine financial need, scholastic ability, and a history or desire
to work in the areas of law enforcement and/or the administration of justice.
The second of the awards will be given to a student at any of the following law schools: Rutgers-
Camden, Rutgers-Newark, Penn, Seton Hall, Temple, Villanova, or Widener.
EIVIND H. BARTH, JR. MEMORIAL AWARD
An award of $1,000 to be given to a law student attending either the Rutgers-Camden School of Law
or the Temple Law School. Applicants should show a bona fide intention to practice law in Camden
County and also demonstrate genuine financial need as well as scholastic achievement.
HON. JOSEPH W. COWGILL MEMORIAL AWARD
A $1,000 award available to a Rutgers-Camden School of Law student who is in the upper half of
his or her class. Applicants must demonstrate genuine financial need as well as be a resident of
HON. RALPH W.E. DONGES MEMORIAL AWARD
An award of $1,000 to be given to a part-time, evening law student attending: Rutgers-Camden,
Rutgers-Newark, Penn, Seton Hall, Temple, Villanova, or Widener. Applicants must show a bona
fide intention to practice law in Camden County. Applicants should also demonstrate genuine
financial need as well as scholastic achievement.
DuBOIS BROTHERS AWARD
A $1,000 award available to a student of any Delaware Valley law school. Applicants must show a
bona fide intention to practice law in South Jersey as well as exhibit professionalism and high
character in their personal and academic lives. Applicants must also demonstrate genuine financial
THOMAS S. HIGGINS IN MEMORIAM AWARD
The ideal candidate for the $1,000 Thomas S. Higgins, Esquire In Memoriam Law School Award is
an outstanding college student from South Jersey, with a preference given to candidates from
Camden City, has a minimum G.P.A .of 3.5, can demonstrate financial need, and has an interest in
public service, with a preference given to candidates with an interest in environmental law.
GEORGE F. KUGLER, JR. AWARD
An award of $1,000 available to a second or third-year student attending any New Jersey law school.
Applicants must demonstrate genuine financial need as well as a history of and/or desire to work in
public service law.
HAROLD AND HARRIET PLUM MEMORIAL AWARD
A $1,000 award available to a student of any accredited law school. Applicants must demonstrate
scholastic achievement as well as genuine financial need.
LOUIS C. PORTELLA MEMORIAL AWARD
A $1,000 award available to a second or third year, full-time student at either Rutgers-Camden or
Temple law schools who resides in and intends to practice law in Camden County, who is in good
academic standing, and is active in both extracurricular and community activities. This award is
not necessarily based on financial need, but special circumstances will be considered.
HON. RUDOLPH J. ROSSETTI MEMORIAL AWARD
A $1,000award available to a student attending any Delaware Valley law school. Applicants must
demonstrate scholastic achievement and a genuine financial need.
DANIEL B. TOLL MEMORIAL AWARD
An award of $1,000 available to a law student who is not in his or her final year of study.
Applicants must be a resident of South Jersey, preferably Camden County, and have demonstrated
a commitment to the area in charitable, humanitarian, and community service activities.
WILLIAM TOMAR MEMORIAL AWARD
A $1,000 award available to an incoming, full or part-time law student at Rutgers School of Law –
Camden. Applicants should demonstrate genuine financial need and scholastic achievement from
previous educational experiences. An official acceptance letter from Rutgers must be submitted
with the application form.
BRUCE A. WALLACE MEMORIAL AWARD
A $1,000 award available to a third-year student at Rutgers-Camden School of Law who is from the
South Jersey area and is in the upper half of his or her class. Applicants must also demonstrate
genuine financial need.
Applications will be accepted September 1, – January 31.
Scholarship Recipients will be announced in April.
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JAY A. STRASSBERG MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
Information and Application Procedure
The Jay A. Strassberg Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually by the Camden County Bar Foundation
to any Temple, Drexel or Rutgers University Law Student or undergraduate student majoring in the
Journalism, Public Relations, and Advertising Department of the School of Communications and
Theater Arts who demonstrates both financial need and academic achievement. Preference will be
given to candidates from Camden County or the South Jersey area.
The Scholarship honors Jay A. Strassberg, a 1961 Communications graduate of Temple University who
served as the Executive Director of the Camden County Bar Association from 1974 to 1998. In
addition to his successful career with the Camden County Bar, Mr. Strassberg also worked for Temple
University in its public relations department, as a news reporter for KYW Radio, and as Executive
Director of the Philadelphia Bar Association.
An award of at least $1,000 will be given to the selected recipient. The criteria for the Jay A.
Strassberg Memorial Scholarship are as follows:
Application materials should be sent to:
- A brief letter from the applicant detailing his or her personal and educational
background, work history (if any), course of study, and plans after graduation;
- A current transcript of undergraduate courses including grade point average;
- letter of recommendation submitted by a member of the Journalism, Public Relations, and
Advertising Department at Temple University;
- A disclosure of financial information revealing all sources of funding being received or
being offered to the applicant (include other scholarships, financial awards or other
Camden County Bar Foundation
1040 N. Kings Highway, Suite 201
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
Applications must be received by March 31st of each year to receive consideration.